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Sep 26, 2012

DIY Weather Stations

by J. Robert Burgoyne — last modified Sep 27, 2012 05:40 PM
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Have you thought about setting up your own weather station and publishing the data on the Internet?

My client and I recently finished the installation of a professional weather station at his residence in East Quogue, New York. I'll write more about the installation later; for now you can access the data, from the link below, and get an idea of what's possible. 

The Burgoyne Weather Station - in East Quogue, New York

Sep 20, 2012

Be Here Now - Jail Those Distracting Smart Phones

by J. Robert Burgoyne — last modified Sep 21, 2012 03:45 PM
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Aspiring inventor Ike Sutton of Brooklyn has a new way to regain the attention of his six kids - he locks their phones in jail.

Remember when people you were casually talking with made eye contact, instead of always looking away at their cell phones? Did you ever feel like taking the offending person's cell phone away for a few minutes, so that you can have a real conversation? Now you can. 

cell-phone-jail.jpgHere's another way to "use technology to solve HR problems" - take your kids' cell phones and lock the phones in a custom made cell phone jail for 15 minutes or more. 

The $20 gadget should be out in time for Christmas, 2012.

Credit to CNN for the referring story